Thu, Aug
Match Report
Guatemala Trinidad & Tobago
Guatemala T&T flag
 Angus Eve (30')

FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier
1996-12-08Los Angeles ColiseumLos Angeles, CA, United States24728

Guatemala edges T&T 2-1 in LA

Los Angeles, the city of Angels could provide no redemption for the Trinidad and Tobago football squad. This time they lost to Guatemala 1-2 and are winless since August.

This game was moved due to the Guatemalan tragedy earlier this year. T&T were playing without Dwight Yorke who missed the game due to club commitments and Russell Latapy who was suspended. Starting in the place of Yorke was Stern John. Russell Latapy was replaced by David Nahkid as captain.

The Guatemalans opened the scoring in the 27th minute. Under pressure from David Nahkid, Guatemalan Machon crossed to Giron who dummied defender Dexter Francis and passed to Rodas who scored. However, three minutes later Angus Eve became the second T&T player to score in the second round. He collected a pass from Jerren Nixon and fired a shot that was deflected off a Guatemalan defender and pass the goal keeper.

T&T created few chances in the second half. However, the Guatemalan's had one thing that T&T did not: Cohesion. That advantage worked to their favor when Rodas worked a one-two with Leon. Leon's shot hit the cross bar and Rodas knocked in the rebound between T&T defenders.

Trinidad and Tobago's next game is versus Costa Rica. It will be the final game of the year and for some time as the technical staff will try to figure out what went wrong.

 Ross Russell
 Subbed outAnsil Elcock
 Subbed in 49' Marvin Andrews
6.Marvin Faustin
4.Dexter Francis
 Subbed outRichard Theodore
 Subbed in 68' Hutson Charles
 Alvin Thomas Yellow Card 44 '
 Angus Eve
12.David Nakhid (capt.)
 Subbed outAnthony Rougier
 Subbed in 75' Terry St. Louis
 Stern John Yellow Card 56 '
 Jerren Nixon
 Marvin Andrews
 Terry St. Louis
8.Hutson Charles
 Sebastian de Araujo
49'Subbed outSubbed inMarvin Andrews for Ansil Elcock
68'Subbed outSubbed inHutson Charles for Richard Theodore
75'Subbed outSubbed inTerry St. Louis for Anthony Rougier
44'Yellow CardAlvin Thomas
56'Yellow CardStern John